Benefits of Family Medical Leave Act

What are the benefits of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? How do these benefits relate to other types of employment leaves? Can the provisions of the Act be abused? Why or why not? How can employers prevent abuses?

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...ate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
* to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

The employee must have worked a certain amount of hours in a giving year (date of leave and go back one year) in order to qualify. The employer is required to allow the individual to return to work once the time is up. Other ...